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Mexico, Nayarit: 1/5/2008 - 1/10/2008 (Center on Map)

Mexico, Nayarit

Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysogenys) Male



Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysogenys) Male Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta) Cassins Vireo (Vireo cassinii) House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) Female Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata) Female
Black-headed Siskin (Carduelis notatus) Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) Female White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis) Male White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis) Female Bells Vireo (Vireo bellii) Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) Male Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) Male Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus)
Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer) Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) Lincolns Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) Warbling-Vireo (Vireo gilvus) Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) Female

I took a last minute flight to Puerto Vallarta where I rented a car and checked out some nearby natural areas.

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Species Recorded (160)

Birds ( 155 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis

Boobies and Gannets ( Sulidae )
Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Boat-billed Heron - Cochlearius cochlearius
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma mexicanum

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus
Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Wood Stork - Mycteria americana

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis
Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus
Short-tailed Hawk - Buteo brachyurus
Gray Hawk - Buteo plagiatus
Common Black-Hawk - Buteogallus anthracinus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius
Collared Forest-Falcon - Micrastur semitorquatus

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Rufous-bellied Chachalaca - Ortalis wagleri

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata

Limpkin ( Aramidae )
Limpkin - Aramus guarauna

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
American Oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Sanderling - Calidris alba
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca
Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Heermann's Gull - Larus heermanni
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Inca Dove - Columbina inca
Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina
Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi
White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
White-fronted Parrot - Amazona albifrons
Military Macaw - Ara militaris
Orange-fronted Parakeet - Eupsittula canicularis
Mexican Parrotlet - Forpus cyanopygius

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Cinnamon Hummingbird - Amazilia rutila
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris
Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris
White-eared Hummingbird - Hylocharis leucotis
Calliope Hummingbird - Selasphorus calliope

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Citreoline Trogon - Trogon citreolus
Elegant Trogon - Trogon elegans

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Pale-billed Woodpecker - Campephilus guatemalensis
Lineated Woodpecker - Dryocopus lineatus
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker - Melanerpes chrysogenys
Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis
Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Picoides scalaris

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus flavigaster

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax
White-throated Flycatcher - Empidonax albigularis
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - Empidonax difficilis
Cordilleran Flycatcher - Empidonax occidentalis
Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Tufted Flycatcher - Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Ash-throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Rose-throated Becard - Pachyramphus aglaiae
Masked Tityra - Tityra semifasciata

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Purple Martin - Progne subis
Mangrove Swallow - Tachycineta albilinea

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Black-throated Magpie-Jay - Calocitta colliei
Sinaloa Crow - Corvus sinaloae
San Blas Jay - Cyanocorax sanblasianus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Spotted Wren - Campylorhynchus gularis
Happy Wren - Pheugopedius felix
Sinaloa Wren - Thryophilus sinaloa

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
Rufous-backed Robin - Turdus rufopalliatus

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos

Silkies ( Ptilogonatidae )
Gray Silky-flycatcher - Ptiliogonys cinereus

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
Cassin's Vireo - Vireo cassinii
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
Red-faced Warbler - Cardellina rubrifrons
MacGillivray's Warbler - Geothlypis tolmiei
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Orange-crowned Warbler - Oreothlypis celata
Nashville Warbler - Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Black-throated Gray Warbler - Setophaga nigrescens
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Flame-colored Tanager - Piranga bidentata
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana
White-collared Seedeater - Sporophila torqueola

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea
Varied Bunting - Passerina versicolor
Yellow Grosbeak - Pheucticus chrysopeplus
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus
Grayish Saltator - Saltator coerulescens

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow - Melozone kieneri
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-winged Cacique - Cassiculus melanicterus
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
Streak-backed Oriole - Icterus pustulatus
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus
Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Black-headed Siskin - Spinus notatus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

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